Published on: 23 March 2017 in Industry
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Welcome to the first edition of Directors Digest, where we round up some of the most interesting news and views from the industry that you might have missed. From short film festivals to Welsh-language TV, there’s been a lot to get stuck into over the last week — read our pick of the articles below.
Graham Stuart has been named Edinburgh TV chair. (Paywall - Broadcast Now)
The BBC asks: is big budget television threatening cinema?
The Telegraph argues that British TV is being hidden away by global digital giants.
Vice news is still covering the mass refugee crisis, and young audiences still care. (iNews)
UK broadcasters have backed the BBC’s calls from prominence in digital programme guides. (Guardian)
The government has announced a major boost for Welsh language TV, as it commits additional investment for S4C. (Gov.uk)
A US Study has shown how race and gender impact annual earnings in the industry. (Realscreen)
These female film directors were some of cinema’s pioneers — so why have we forgotten them? Asks Alison Strauss. (iNews)
Meanwhile, 18 women filmmakers talk to Buzzfeed about gender and representation in Hollywood.
WFTV members are among those selected for this year’s London Calling short film scheme. (WFTV)
Danny Boyle shares his thoughts on how storytelling has ‘dried up’ in cinema. (Indiewire)
Canada has joined Eurimages, becoming the first non-European country to enter the European Council's co-production fund. (IFTN)
ProConnect is an exciting programme of support for all creative companies. (Creative England)
The Youtube and Google boycott has spread to the US, with Verizon and AT&T pulling advertising. (Guardian)